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[*] posted on 22-5-2015 at 13:07


10 C is a lot, although i always test any thermometer i get.

It's one thing i can easily do !

(None, as in None have ever been 100% correct).




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[*] posted on 27-5-2015 at 13:57


I ordered a 500 ml soxhlet and had it within two weeks. They do ship to the US,
and I didn't pay any shipping. It might take a little longer to get, but definetly worth the
time. Only complaint: the extractor didn't come with a thimble. Price: $49 and some change
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[*] posted on 27-5-2015 at 14:41


Very Nice. I am in the market for one myself.

What was the "brand"? Was it branded? What are your impressions of it?

What month is it where you live?;)

Is that one too many questions? Or is this one too many?

The free shipping kills me. I don't know HOW they pull a profit on China goods...




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[*] posted on 27-5-2015 at 14:45


The Chinese just know how to market their goods is all.

be0315 on ebay was doing really cheap glassware 6 months ago.

It's Good Stuff.

I got some, and now the price has more than doubled.

Loss Leader they call it.




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[*] posted on 27-5-2015 at 15:00


Quote: Originally posted by aga  
The Chinese just know how to market their goods is all.

be0315 on ebay was doing really cheap glassware 6 months ago.

It's Good Stuff.

I got some, and now the price has more than doubled.

Loss Leader they call it.



I've been looking for one w/ a 45/50 base. Do they make them that large?

What is the "thimble" used for?

I know I can look them up but I like showing I am human, and don't know everything.




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[*] posted on 27-5-2015 at 15:16


Well, Zom, if I learn how to post pictures on here, ill give y'all a pic. I'm not sure of the brand, but maybe you would be. The "thimble" , not sure if that's the correct term, is where you put the sample that you want to extract something from. I haven't used it yet because I'm just trying to set up my lab for now. It's killing my pocket ordering a little glass each week. Then when that's done is the safety gear:mad: glass seems to be more addictive than beer....
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[*] posted on 27-5-2015 at 15:34


LOLOLOL

I'm 100% with you there. I have some vague ideas of the types of chemistry I wan to explore but I know myself. Once I begin something I have to explore every aspect, and I usually wind up thousands in the hole when reality slaps me...again.
I'm already improving things I don't yet own. Why build a perfectly good fume hood for 150.00 bucks, when you can build a combo laminar flow / fume hood for 2,000.00 bucks?
Why use anything for a work bench when you can build a monster enclosed in lexan?

Why have a bank account when I'm gonna spend it all anyway? This one I know... My computer does not have a cash taker thing.

Actually I did know what the thimble was. I didn't know what it was called. I just assumed "stuff holder" was it.

Thanks for the help, and keep clear of the science stuff sites. They're worse than drugs. ;)




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[*] posted on 27-5-2015 at 15:42


Thanks for the reply. I hear ya loud n clear. Feel the same way. I sent a u2u so as not to derail the thread. If you or somebody can help with posting pics, ill gladly put some on here so everyone can maybe see the quality that comes from AliExpress.


BTW, the RBF that came with it has Chinese markings on it. The rest of the extractor says WEIY

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[*] posted on 27-5-2015 at 15:45


Back at ya! Shout if you need more help.



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[*] posted on 26-6-2015 at 04:52


Hello Everybody,

I am new to the forum and this is my first post. I wanted to buy Synthware from Aliexpress, but I want to be sure that it is not a rip-off.
And which payment method did you use for the transaction?

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[*] posted on 26-6-2015 at 04:58


Quote: Originally posted by 9-BBN  
Hello Everybody,

I am new to the forum and this is my first post. I wanted to buy Synthware from Aliexpress, but I want to be sure that it is not a rip-off.
And which payment method did you use for the transaction?

Thanks


Definitely not a rip-off. Very nice glassware! I was impressed with the pressure equalizing dropping funnel I purchased from them, among all the other glassware I purchased, but this one is different. It has your typical stopcock, except that it has another controller for providing a finer granularity of the flow of the liquid. Its pretty cool actually.

The only downside is shipping. If you aren't ordering much, it's doable, but if you order several pieces, you can expect to pay $80-$100 just to get it to your door. That was what frustrated me.
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[*] posted on 26-6-2015 at 10:53


Quote: Originally posted by Loptr  
Quote: Originally posted by 9-BBN  
Hello Everybody,

I am new to the forum and this is my first post. I wanted to buy Synthware from Aliexpress, but I want to be sure that it is not a rip-off.
And which payment method did you use for the transaction?

Thanks


Definitely not a rip-off. Very nice glassware! I was impressed with the pressure equalizing dropping funnel I purchased from them, among all the other glassware I purchased, but this one is different. It has your typical stopcock, except that it has another controller for providing a finer granularity of the flow of the liquid. Its pretty cool actually.

The only downside is shipping. If you aren't ordering much, it's doable, but if you order several pieces, you can expect to pay $80-$100 just to get it to your door. That was what frustrated me.
Apparently (and I noticed this only after paying for a hefty sum of shipping on my order) if you contact them prior to finalizing your payment, they will combine your shipping costs to make them much more affordable. Next time I order something from them I'll definitely be doing that. Currently I am awaiting my order of some 14/20 distillation stuff. When it says "goods awaiting acceptance," does that mean that it's on the way? I wasn't sure as it's the first time I've ordered from Aliexpress.



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[*] posted on 26-6-2015 at 15:41


I'm pretty sure "goods awaiting exceptance" means they are
verifying you're payment method. I don't understand why anybody has paid shipping
I'm pretty sure I didn't. I'm gonna go look at the receipt if I can find it
and verify this. I think my item said free shipping under it. Not sure
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[*] posted on 26-6-2015 at 15:44


I don't remember. And yes, they will adjust your shipping for you. I typically ask for the best shipping they can do and have gotten it down from $100 to $80 before. I have been told if I order a large shipment they can send it by sea, but it will take a long time to arrive. I can wait :D
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[*] posted on 28-6-2015 at 06:07


wow... this glassware looks NICE. Good find!



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[*] posted on 1-4-2016 at 09:49


This shop has been closed down!:( Most of synthware products have gone from aliexpress. :mad:
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No way! At first when I saw your post I was hoping it was some twisted April Fool's joke, but you're right. :(



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[*] posted on 1-4-2016 at 10:07


There is hope! I have found their official Chinese website but I can't navigate or change to English on that.
http://www.xinweier.com/

In Hong Kong there is a retailer who stocks synthware glasswares. Bit more expensive than on aliexpress was but still cheaper than from the USA.
https://sites.google.com/a/labware.com.hk/hong-kong-labware-...



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Google will translate it (surprisingly accurately for the most part) into English. Converting the prices from yuan to dollars, it appears it may also be less expensive! (assuming shipping is about the same cost). Also, it says if you make an account with them you get a 40% discount.



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Quote: Originally posted by Mush  
This shop has been closed down!:( Most of synthware products have gone from aliexpress. :mad:


No, they come and go. I have ordered many things from them. I typically just message them when the listings are pulled, and they come right back up.

It's happened several times when I want to order something. They listings might have an expiration or something, or maybe just trying to get you to react. ;)
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Quote: Originally posted by Mush  
There is hope! I have found their official Chinese website but I can't navigate or change to English on that.
http://www.xinweier.com/

In Hong Kong there is a retailer who stocks synthware glasswares. Bit more expensive than on aliexpress was but still cheaper than from the USA.
https://sites.google.com/a/labware.com.hk/hong-kong-labware-...



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Good job! I had searched for them for a while, but came up empty handed. I should have just messaged them.

Nice find. :)

Synthware is my favorite...well, the non-US sellers anyway. It costs and arm, a leg, and your first born if you buy it here....
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No, they come and go. I have ordered many things from them. I typically just message them when the listings are pulled, and they come right back up. It's happened several times when I want to order something. They listings might have an expiration or something, or maybe just trying to get you to react.


Good to hear that :) .

If someone is interested their catalogue.


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